Welcome to LoveHoneyberry

Good Day Everyone,

We would very much like to introduce you to the Honeyberry or Haskap berry and happily inform you that this fruit is very, very happy living outside Russia – either in your garden or a commercial orchard setting.

We believe there is a rhythm that flows through what we believe is the founding principal of the ‘Honeyberry Opportunity.’ You have to listen to hear it. It beats inside each and every grower. It says “Get out there. Create. Do something special with Honeyberries.” It’s a rhythm of inspiration, and you are at its centre.

Our commitment does not disappear once we have sold you plants. Our passion is to help you improve your orchard’s soil fertility to allow you to grow high yielding, nutrient dense Honeyberries with sweeter and deeper flavours, and longer shelf life. You can implement our nutrient strategies by including our core recommended products into your current programs.

Our promise at LoveHoneyberry is to enable you, to quickly establish a profitable Honeyberry orchard, by eliminating many of the high start-up and ongoing errors associated with a new fruit.

We look forward to talking to you about your beating Honeyberry inspiration.

Thank you,

Logie and Your LoveHoneyberry Team

LoveHoneyberry Inc.,
36 Collins Grove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2W 4E6.

email: logie@lovehoneyberry.com
North American phone: 902 209 6829
UK & Europe phone +44 7747 738364

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The Honeyberry and Haskap opportunity

We firmly believe whether you say Haskap or we say Honeyberry or vice versa. This emerging fruit is not just any ordinary berry, far from it. It has a tremendous future ahead of it. If you have not yet tasted the berries, we believe you will be amazed at its delicious and complex flavour and be surprised that you have never heard of it before.

We love a Dutch scientist’s insightful quote following his trip to the Russian Institute of Horticulture: “I do not know why Russians are engaging in breeding any other crops for which they have lagged behind for decades when they have such a miracle.

Over the next thirty years, we believe Honeyberry will become as commonly grown as Blueberries are today.Honeyberry orchards can follow the highly successful vineyard model – Grow bottles of wine, not grapes – can achieve revenues from $10,000 to $30,000 an acre, depending on your aims, passion, and drive.

So what’s the catch?

We do not believe there are any, apart from having to net for birds and its ‘new’. Farmers or fruit growers tend to be a conservative group compared to their winemaking cousins. Once you have created or crafted your own orchard ‘story.’ You will be able to take advantage of the long list of Honeyberry or if your story demands it Haskap advantages.

      • Easy to grow organically and locally in healthy and balanced soil (ideal pH 6.4), and not fussy like Blueberries regarding soil type.
      • Global products have commercially proven it as a premium fruit
      • Achieves the Holy Grail in fruit, as it makes a range of world class alcohol ( High tannins and Brix of 20 plus)
      • Low orchard running costs and plant is very cold and frost hardy
      • Harvest mechanically and no annual pruning or trellising needed
      • Attractive yields per acre of 8,000 to 12,000 pounds ( 1,000 plants per acre)
      • Current low global supply and premium pricing ($2.00 to $5.00 per pound)
      • Berries are suitable for fresh, frozen and process markets
      • Very healthy and nutritious – high antioxidants and mineral content
      • Unique taste, colour and kids love them!

As you may recall, canola or oilseed rape was just a good idea thirty years ago. This fruit is as big if not bigger. It will be a first fresh fruit in the spring and be available for at least a month and possibly two once they tweak it a bit. It will provide tasty organic frozen product year round. It is also apparent that this fruit will be competitive with grapes in the global alcohol market.

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Looking for a Honeyberry Presentation?

Many of our readers ask if it’s possible to post one of our Haskap or Honeyberry Presentation that sets out the exciting story of the ‘Honeyberry Opportunity.’ Well, we are happy to oblige. We have uploaded one of our latest presentations in pdf format and can be downloaded by clicking the presentation’s front page below. Please download it and put it to good use to helping you decide if you have a Honeyberry future.

It is very LoveHoneyberry focused of course! However, it sets out the ‘Story of the Honeyberry Opportunity.’ Where growers need to focus, how you can become ‘Honeyberry Empowered’ and the advantages of following such a path. If you would like us to present the ‘Story of Honeyberry Opportunity’ in person. Well, that can be arranged and please drop us a line.

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What do they taste like?

How would we describe the flavour of a Honeyberry? Well, with great difficulty! Flavour is how our brains synthesise aromas, taste, and texture into an overall experience. The challenge comes when we need to communicate this and for others to agree. Although related, flavour, aroma, and taste are not exactly interchangeable.

The berries have an excellent wild fruity aroma and a bitter tang to them. They have a bittersweet taste and a deeper berry flavour to them compared to other soft fruits.  The tang is sharp, but not tarty and it makes you want to come back for more. The simple taste description is a cross between a Black Raspberry and a Wild Blue Blueberry, with a hint of a Sangiovese grape. Sounds delicious? We and many others think so!

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Honeyberries from Russia with Love

First of all, we have to address its many names and the confusion this creates. There is no confusion that it is a proud part of the botanical species of genus Lonicera, with the original tetraploid classification Lonicera caerulea.

Its name depends on where you live or who you have visited. In Russia, its name is жимолости (pronounced – zhimolost), in Poland, its named Jagoda Kamchatika. If you were living in Quebec, you would say Camarise and in other parts of Canada, you would say Haskap – a derivative of the Japanese word Haskappu. In Germany, they say – Geisblatt, in Italy – Capri foglio, in Spain – Madreselva and the US and the UK – Honeyberry or Blue Honeysuckle. We have not even started with the more common names, which the worst must be Swamp Fly Honeysuckle. Where were they when they thought of that one? Obviously in the middle swamp!

We love the name Honeyberry and hence our company name. Our straw poll results suggest that this name, especially given its favour in the US and the UK will win the day. The distinction between Honeyberry and Haskap will come down to the simple fact. Honeyberry has more Russian traits and Haskap has more Japanese characteristics.

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We are here to help You

LoveHoneyberry brings the rich Honeyberry world to our existing and future customers.  We work primarily with new or existing fruit or berry growers/farmers around the globe, who are looking to start a Honeyberry orchard from scratch or taking on an established operation or to help market their organic berries. Our solutions are always consistent in that your inspiration is always at its centre.

What do we provide our global Honeyberry clients? Solutions on what variety of plants to buy and where to purchase them, soil health and growing solutions for these plants in the Orchard, Orchard design and management practises, does your orchard plan need to be organic or non-organic? And finally, where and how to market them.

We are currently working with Arbuckles to introduce Honeyberries to Scotland and to create a ‘Premium Honeyberry Growing Region of 5,000 acres,’ with a unique story of Scottish ‘terroir’ and built around beautiful Scottish organic orchards.

Honeyberries Scotland

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The price of Honeyberries?

We have listed the currently available prices (US$) of Honeyberries for fresh or frozen below. We intend to update this table over the coming seasons. In order, for growers to get a sense of the organic Honeyberry premium and general price trends. We view Quebec as the market price leader, as it has the largest number of maturing planted acres of Honeyberries coming on stream over the next few years. From this year, they will be grading berries into the three traditional brackets of Grade One to Three and Raw unsorted.

As a guide, in Poland unsorted berries sell for around $2.00 or clean and frozen for $3.20 a pound. In North America, comparable unsorted sell for $3.00 and commercial Grade One processed and frozen sell for an average of $5.00. The driving factor behind this transatlantic price difference is the supply of berries. In the coming years as the 71,000 acres of Quebec Honeyberries, or Camerise arrives on the market, Canadian prices should drop. However, we expect demand to rise as consumer’s become more ‘Honeyberry Aware.’

Longer term, we believe the Russian Strawberry to Honeyberry premium will remain at around 1.5 to 2.0 times. However, we would encourage new and old growers to grow organically to ensure you take full advantage of the Honeyberry opportunity. What is today’s organic premium? If we look at the frozen organic berry or fruit as a guide. General non-organic fruit sells in the supermarket for an average of $2.50 a pound and Organic at $6.00 a pound. So selling frozen Organic Honeyberries should prove a fruitful and more rewarding strategy, rather than fresh.

For further information on Honeyberry pricing. Please visit our ‘Price of Honeyberries’ link by clicking the Honeyberry table below.

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LoveHoneyberry – It’s about helping You

Our commitment at LoveHoneyberry is to enable you, to quickly establish a profitable Honeyberry orchard, by eliminating many of the high start-up and ongoing errors associated with a new fruit.

We are very passionate about the opportunities that Honeyberries offers growers (in particular organic) and encourage you to see these initial Honeyberry plant ordering costs as only a fraction of the lifetime revenue potential from fresh or frozen berry sales or Honeyberry value added products. We can ship Honeyberry or Haskap in-vitro plantlets or potted plants to you in most regions in the world, where the plants can thrive.

Our commitment does not disappear once we have sold you plants. Our passion is to help you improve your orchard’s soil fertility to allow you to grow high yielding, nutrient dense Honeyberries with sweeter and deeper flavours, and longer shelf life. You can implement our nutrient strategies by including our core recommended products into your current programs.

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